Obama Calls Injured Ambassador After S.Korea Attack

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WASHINGTON, March 5 – US President Barack Obama on Wednesday called a former aide and now US ambassador in South Korea to wish him well following a bloody attack that Washington strongly condemned. The president called Mark Lippert “to tell him that he and his wife Robyn are in his thoughts and

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Hospitalized After Attack

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SEOUL, March 5 — The United States ambassador to South Korea, Mark W. Lippert, was attacked Thursday morning by a knife-wielding man who said he opposed joint American-South Korean military exercises, according to Korean journalists and officials who were at the scene. Mr. Lippert was taken to a Seoul hospital in stable

Penang Free WiFi Service Gets An Upgrade

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GEORGETOWN, March 4 – Penang Free WiFi service users in the island and mainland can now expect faster speed when they access the Internet following the Penang State Government’s move to upgrade the backhaul bandwidth by 500%. With the 5-fold increase in backhaul bandwidth from 75Mbps to 375Mbps, users of the

MH370 Families Trapped In ‘Black Hole’ One Year Later

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 – Chinese businessman Li Hua suffered a stroke, has considered suicide, and his wife has been hospitalised with heart trouble, all since their daughter went missing on flight MH370. A. Amirtham, a retired Malaysian clinic worker, suffers fainting spells and a lack of sleep and appetite over the

Anwar’s Request To Attend Parliament Rejected

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 – PKR lawyer Latheefa Koya has confirmed that Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s request to attend the parliamentary sitting starting March 9 had been rejected by Malaysian Prisons director-general Datuk Zulkifli Omar. When contacted by The Rakyat Post, she said that PKR had received the letter from

Suit Is To Maintain My Reputation, Says Khalid Ibrahim

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SHAH ALAM, March 4 – The results of the mediation process on two lawsuits concerning two former Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Dr. Mohamad Khir Toyo will be decided on March 25. The suits involve the purchase of a Lexus car and 46 cows to be sacrificed six years ago. Abdul

Water Disruption In Selangor Starts Today

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 – More than 400,000 households in around 400 areas at four districts in Selangor will face a three-day water disruption starting today following the shutdown of the Sungai Semenyih treatment plant yesterday. There are 216 areas in Hulu Langat (146,954 households), 61 areas in Sepang (148,236 households),

Apple, Google Rush To Fix Smartphone Security Flaws

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 4 – Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as “FREAK attack.” There’s no evidence so far that any hackers have exploited the weakness, which companies are now moving

AmBank: Ashok Not Joining 1MDB

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 – AmBank Group yesterday said outgoing group managing director Ashok Ramamurthy is not leaving the group, one of the largest banking groups in Malaysia, for 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). “The board of directors of AmBank Group wish to clarify that online media reports today linking the planned departure

Google Will Stop Updating Chrome For Android 4.0

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As Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) approaches four years old, Google has announced today it will no longer release updates for Chrome on the operating system. In today’s announcement, Google said that it’s released twenty-four versions of Chrome for Android 4.0. The last version of Chrome to land on ICS will be Chrome 42. Ice Cream

Google+ Breaks Out Into Multiple Separate Services

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Less than four years after its launch, Google+ as a social network is being split apart. Google has announced the launch of Photos and Streams as two new separate products, along with Hangouts. The move indicates that the Google+ brand could eventually be phased out or entirely reinvented. The social network,

Sync, BitTorrent’s Free File Sharing Service, Exits Beta With A $40 Pro Tier

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BitTorrent is today taking one more step ahead in its bid to create a revenue-generating business out of its peer-to-peer file-sharing network. Sync, the desktop and mobile file synchronising service that BitTorrent presents as an alternative to cloud-based services like Dropbox, is today exiting beta as Sync 2.0. As part of that, BitTorrent is introducing a business-focused

SPM: Results Still Following Trend – Muhyiddin

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 – Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said although the overall performance in last’s year’s Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination dipped slightly, it was still following the trend and was not very much different than in the three years before 2013. Muhyiddin, who is also

Strong Quake Jolts South Sumatra

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 – A magnitude 6.0 earthquake jolted south Sumatra at 6.37pm Tuesday. The Malaysian Meteorological Department in a statement said the epicentre was 71km southwest of Siberut, Indonesia and 511 km southwest of Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. “Tremors could be felt in Selangor and Negeri Sembilan. There is no

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